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dc.contributor.advisorMahbub, Dr. Rifat
dc.contributor.advisorAzim, Firdous
dc.contributor.authorMeem, Tabinda
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-15T05:23:02Z
dc.date.available2018-01-15T05:23:02Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.date.issued2017-08
dc.identifier.otherID 15363011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10361/9058
dc.descriptionThis thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts in English, 2017.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 56-59).
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is based on the feminist theory of patriarchy. My theoretical base is Deniz Kandiyoti’s theory, “Patriarchal Bargain”. I will also relate the theories of Western feminism, post-colonial feminism, Muslim feminism, etc. in order to get a varied perspective on the issues discussed. Moreover, I will address how and why both these women protagonists, Tehmina and Firdaus, were oppressed and tortured by their husbands and by other men. In addition, as both Tehmina and Firdaus belong to two different social classes, one is a rich house-wife and the latter is a poor prostitute, I will concentrate on the similarities and differences in the treatment of their body where the topic of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) will also be addressed. Finally, I will analyze these two Muslim women protagonists’ way of utilizing their ability to make choices, to take decisions and to take actions in order to get their agency, which emerges out of conditions. This will then lead to the examination of to what extent they get their agency – whether they get it fully in order to deal with their gender inequality and to find a stance in their respective male dominated societies.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityTabinda Meem
dc.format.extent59 pages
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBARC Universityen_US
dc.rightsBRAC University thesis are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.
dc.subjectFeminist theoryen_US
dc.subjectFemale Genital Mutilationen_US
dc.subjectPatriarchal Bargainen_US
dc.subjectMuslim female charactersen_US
dc.subjectMy Feudal Lorden_US
dc.subjectPoint Zeroen_US
dc.titleA portrayal of violence, obstacles and agency of Muslim female characters in the novels, Woman at Point Zero and My Feudal Lorden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of English and Humanities, BRAC University
dc.description.degreeM.A. in English


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